BARTON, WILLIAM P.C. 1786-1856. A Flora of North America, illustrated by coloured figures drawn from nature.  Philadelphia: J. Carey & Sons, 1821-1823.

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BARTON, WILLIAM P.C. 1786-1856.
A Flora of North America, illustrated by coloured figures drawn from nature. Philadelphia: J. Carey & Sons, 1821-1823.

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BARTON, WILLIAM P.C. 1786-1856.
A Flora of North America, illustrated by coloured figures drawn from nature. Philadelphia: J. Carey & Sons, 1821-1823.
3 volumes. 4to (275 x 220 mm). Half-titles in all volumes, 105 (of 106) hand-colored and/or color-printed stipple engraved plates by Cornelius Tiebout, G. B. Ellis and others (2 folding), lacking plate 3. Contemporary half morocco, rebacked. Hinges and free endpapers renewed, dampstaining affecting top edges of all volumes.

FIRST EDITION, AN IMPORTANT EARLY AMERICAN COLOR-PLATE BOOK. The advertisement in volume 1 states that the, "plates are printed in color and are afterwards colored by hand. It is confidently believed by the author, that they will be found the most successful attempts at imitation by sound engraving, of the French style, yet made in this country." Dunthorne 26; Nissen BBI 84; Pritzel 446; Reese Stamped with a National Character 11.
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BARTON, WILLIAM P.C. 1786-1856. A Flora of North America, illustrated by coloured figures drawn from nature.  Philadelphia: J. Carey & Sons, 1821-1823.
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